In a nutshell

The Marines’ mission made simple

Donal Sensing points out a post at Marine Corps Moms that includes a letter from Colonel C.A. Tucker, commanding officer of RCT-7 in Iraq. Inluded in the letter is the colonel’s response to a question about the basic mission of the Marines in Iraq. Here is Colonel Tucker’s response, reformatted by me for this post:

  • Provide a bulwark against the instruments of terror to allow the rule of law to take root
  • Train the Iraqi Security Forces to do what we are doing now
  • Kill anyone who has a problem with that
  • Accomplish all three of those tasks without harming a single innocent Iraqi and without a single Marine in this RCT losing his moral compass

This sounds like a man who plans to go about his business in a Marine-like manner.